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Here are some examples of websites built by AmDram Web Design...
All have been built using Joomla and all are packed with great features, including Events, Galleries, Facebook feed, Contact Forms, Blogs and Members Only pages as well as crucial behind-the-scenes add-ons such as a firewall and email capabilities.
Check them out!
AmDram Web Design only collects personal information about you when you specifically provide us with such information on a voluntary basis.
The information that we collect includes:
- Your society's website address (if applicable)
- Contact number
- Your position in the society
- Cookies – cookies are used to track visitors through our site and to save information as you move from page to page.
AmDram Web Design collect and process your information only so that we can contact you about providing a website for your society.
AmDram Web Design may also use your data to perform quality assurance, sales analysis or other business analysis.
AmDram Web Design will not use your contact details for any marketing activities and do not sell Customer contact details to third parties.
AmDram Web Design will keep your Personal Data for no longer than reasonably necessary and will be deleted after one (1) year. Personal Data is retained by AmDram Web Design for this period to ensure you are happy with your website.
Under GDPR you have the following rights:
- Right of access to the Personal Data held
- Right of rectification if incorrect data is held
- Right to erasure
- Right to object to processing
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Data held by AmDram Web Design, please email us via the website.
One chap who has been working in amateur theatre for over 40 years (as actor, singer, director, treasurer, committee member, etc.) and building websites as a hobby since 2006. In that time I've built quite a bit of knowledge and experience and now I want to use my expertise to build professional-looking websites for my amdram colleagues for a minimal cost. I know amdram societies need to manage their money carefully (I was an Hon. Treasurer for years) so I will make sure you can afford it. I love building websites and I believe amdram societies should have great websites. For me, it's more of an obsession than a business!
Your new site will be built using Joomla, one of the most popular website-building tools in the world. Joomla enables me to build professional-quality websites which can be easily maintained by users who have minimal technical knowledge. If you can use email or Word, you can update the website!
That means once I have built it, you will easily be able to add information to it - such as events, news, new shows, even old shows!
If you haven't already got a website, there are a few things you need to do first. But don't worry, I will help you through all of this. It's very straightforward.
First, you will need an account with a web hosting company (£55 - £100 per year). Whatever company and account type you choose, you will need sufficient web space to hold your site (3Gb is usually sufficient) plus PHP and at least one MySQL database (don't worry, you don't need to know what these are!). Other important things to look for in a web host are free SSL Certificates, automatic daily back-ups, firewalls, and UK-based Support.
Your web host may also offer a free domain name, otherwise you will need to buy your domain name (about £10 - £25 per year).
Once these are set up, I can start building your new website.
If you already have a website, then this will remain in place while I build the new one.
You will also need to decide who will have the responsibility for managing the website once it is live, and who will have access to create and update content. Any number of people can have access to different parts of the website, if you wish.
I will work closely with you from the start, agreeing what the site will look like and what it needs to include. I will keep in touch with you throughout the design and build process to ensure you are happy with what is being built. If you don't have a website, I will build it from scratch. If you do, I will work with your existing provider wherever possible, to ensure a smooth transfer.
You can expect about a third of your visitors to use their PC to view your website - the rest will use their mobile phone or tablet. This is why all my websites are responsive - they change the display to fit the size of the screen. No more squinting at a tiny version of your website on a mobile phone. Try looking at this site on your phone or tablet!
Your existing site will be left in place until the new site is ready to go live. Wherever possible, I will work with your existing website provider to ensure a smooth transfer. Often, websites have been built by a society member who may be very interested in learning about Joomla (the tool I will use for building your website). Such a person will be an ideal candidates for managing the website once it is live. The new site will be built separately from the existing site and moved over to your website address on the live date.
For all websites, there are some small annual costs related to having a website: £55 - £100 per year for the web hosting company and £10 - £25 per year for your domain name (if it's not included in your web hosting package).
The cost for AmDram Web Design to build the site will depend on how much work is involved, which is really how much content and how many features you need. For a typical amdram society site, you can expect the cost to be between £400 and £450 depending on the amount of work needed. And you can rest assured that I will work with you to ensure you get the website you want for a really affordable price.
Don't forget that this is a one-off, one-time charge; I won't charge you any maintenance costs as, once the website is built and live, it will be handed over to you (together with a comprehensive set of user guides) and you will be able to manage it easily yourselves. There won't be any further costs unless, of course, you want something else adding later.
Once the website is finished to your satisfaction we will agree a live date and I will work with the web hosting company to make the site live. It can take up to 24 hours for sites to be made live, especially if there is a transfer between web hosting companies. Once it is live, I will hand it over to the society for you to maintain it. Included in the price will be a comprehensive set of user guides on how to create and update content, how to add more users, and how to maintain the site regularly. Don't worry, it's all very easy. If you can use a web browser and a text editor (such as Microsoft Word), you will be able to access and update your website.
Yes, of course. There are lots of companies who will provide you with the tools to build a website (some even include free web hosting). But you will be tied to choosing from a selection of fixed styles and may not have the choice of features you want. You will also need to invest considerable time in planning your site and learning how to use the tools. You may also end up paying annual maintenance charges or have advertisements on your site (these companies have to make money somehow).
AmDram Web Design will provide all the expertise, advice, features and styling you want and will do all the work for you - at a very affordable price.